Still Fighting the Good Fight - 2016 Summer 5% Challenge is OPEN. You're Invited
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 15 comments
Thanks everybody for your well wishes! I couldn't believe how a little novocaine and cortisone could knock me for such a loop! The hand therapist (where Mark does PT) told me I should take it easy because of the effect of cortico-steriods on my ... Read more
Hmmm Pessimist, Me ... Still? Sabotaging myself????
Saturday, April 23, 2016 40 comments
I weighed in this morning and was only 0.4 down, no it couldn't be even a full half pound down!! See that? "IT" not "I' ! I'd love to go into the significance of something outside or inside of me ("my evil twin"), or some fatal flaw in me. T... Read more
Approaching my 200# weight loss threshold!
Saturday, April 09, 2016 49 comments
Ever since my Sparkversary last month I've been getting progressively more anxious. It wasn't something that was pervasive, but one of those background feelings. I wasn't sure what was going on until I was reflecting on the fact that 190# was ... Read more
Today's reflection: NSV's
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 25 comments
Today's Spark Coach Session had Chris "Spark Guy" Downey reminding us about staying motivated even when the scale doesn't budge. (Or alternatively, if the scale, God forbid, goes up!) On our 5% Challenge Team (Champions in the Kitchen), we ins... Read more
Where did the time go??? Sparkling reflections beginning my 6th year Completing 5!!!
Saturday, March 12, 2016 66 comments
March 12, 2011 I was taking my second diabetes education class and was introduced to Spark People by the Diabetes Educator, also a fellow Sparker. It still took me a long time to really make use of this amazing tool. I had tried every diet pro... Read more
Attitude, attitude, attitude!
Thursday, February 25, 2016 8 comments
I re-read Coach Nichole's blog on attitude. This part really struck me today: So how do you develop a winning attitude? You create success by doing the best you can with the individual decision or task that's right in front of you at this ... Read more
Continuing Birthday Reflections - The NEW Normal
Sunday, February 21, 2016 4 comments
I was responding to a buddy of mine on SparMmail when I realized that what I was saying was equally important for me to put front and center for me to keep in front of me! Here's the fruit Last night I wasn't quite into blogging. I had spent m... Read more
Started a new year
Sunday, February 21, 2016 9 comments
Birthdays aren't quite as exciting as they used to be, but with my Spark Family, they do have a lot of the old spark. Or maybe a new spark. I still seem to gain weight on my birthday, but I'm determined not to let that rule or become great... Read more
Diane & Carl Make 3rd Zumba Gold 2/9/2016 (video blog)
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 15 comments
I guess we got hooked on Zumba! It really is great exercise!!!! Diane and I live near enough that we are challenging each other to go beyond our comfort zones. We are also inviting others to join us, and the rest of the class is very supp... Read more
Moderation in all things EVEN MODERATION
Thursday, January 14, 2016 15 comments
I've been reflecting on trying to learn from my past mistakes, false starts, my yoyo dieting, the whole thing of success followed by failure and numerous false starts, feelings of hopelessness depression and of course binge eating drinking etc e... Read more
Just another tiny bit of guilt in the way . . . causing all this trouble?!?!
Tuesday, January 05, 2016 22 comments
Last night was the beginning of the new season of The Biggest Looser, which I always watch for inspiration. Bob Harper the host/trainer confronted this one woman and asked what was the guilt that was holding her back. After many tears both on ... Read more
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